A message from Admirality that Dad received Feb. 23, 1943
Yesterday my Dad and his wife came over for dinner. He was telling us that an organization called Canada at War was in touch with him and had interviewed him for an upcoming documentary which is very exciting. I wished he had invited me to come along to his interview cause I would certainly have photographed him. Anyway, we spent some time in front of my computer and I was showing him how photographers do things these days using photoshop as our darkroom. He was interested in photography as a young man, took pictures during the war and developed his photos in the bathtub which is something I simply can't imagine. So I had previously scanned in some photos from his album and did a little photoshop to enhance the images. There had been a lot of dust, scratches and fading. And I then printed some for Dad to take home. Undoubtedly they brought back many memories.
Tug Wilson, Bill Eastern, Gummy Ouellette and ...
Rosthern in front
Ice forming on the ship.
Dad - Tug Wilson
Somewhere off the coast of Newfoundland
Photo of Capt Johnson of HMCS Rosthern taken by my father John C. Wilson
And here is an interesting documentary film by the Film Board of Canada called Action Stations